2021 Highest Paid Wildlife Management Graduates

1,761 Bachelor's Degrees
$24,411 Avg Salary
$22,674 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Wildlife Management School for You

Highest Paid Wildlife Management GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 1,761 people earned their bachelor's in wildlife management, making the major the #133 most popular in the United States. The wildlife school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Wildlife Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Wildlife Management Graduates ranking, we looked at 27 colleges that offer a bachelor's in wildlife.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

Comparing Average Salaries of Wildlife Management Majors

After graduation, wildlife management majors from schools in the United States earn an average salary of $24,411 per year. Unfortunately, that is 39% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Wildlife Graduates from Schools Nationwide  24,411
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48,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Wildlife Management Grads in the United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid wildlife graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Wildlife Graduates

Stephen F Austin State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the remote town of Nacogdoches, SFASU is a public college with a fairly large student population. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,800.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at SFASU take out while working on their bachelor's is $26,714. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $286.

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South Dakota State University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid wildlife management school. Located in the remote town of Brookings, South Dakota State is a public college with a fairly large student population. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $31,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, wildlife graduates from South Dakota State carry an average student debtload of $22,387. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $237.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Tennessee - Knoxville. Located in the city of Knoxville, UT Knoxville is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, wildlife majors make an average salary of $30,900.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at UT Knoxville accumulate an average of around $19,598 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $210.

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Tarleton State University

Stephenville, TX

Tarleton State University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the remote town of Stephenville, Tarleton is a public college with a large student population. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $28,300.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at Tarleton accumulate an average of around $22,682 in student debt.

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Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, MS

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Mississippi State University. Mississippi State is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Mississippi State. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in wildlife from the school is $27,200.

Wildlife majors at Mississippi State take out an average of $22,364 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $245.

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Our rankings recognize Tennessee Technological University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Tennessee Tech University is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Cookeville. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, wildlife majors make an average salary of $26,800.

Wildlife majors at Tennessee Tech University take out an average of $18,968 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $174, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Maine

Orono, ME

Our rankings recognize University of Maine as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UMaine is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Orono. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,700.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at UMaine accumulate an average of around $23,651 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $279, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to West Virginia University. WVU is a very large public school located in the city of Morgantown. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,300.

While working on their bachelor's, wildlife majors at WVU accumulate an average of around $22,562 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $226, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Arkansas Tech University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid wildlife management school. ATU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Russellville. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,000.

Wildlife majors at ATU take out an average of $17,226 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $156.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point as the #10 school in this year's rankings. UW - Stevens Point is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Stevens Point. Wildlife majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $25,100.

The average amount in student loans that wildlife majors at UW - Stevens Point take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,457. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $257.

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Wildlife Management by Region

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Wildlife Management is one of 5 different types of Natural Resources & Conservation programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Wildlife

Related Major Annual Graduates
Natural Resources Conservation 16,348
Natural Resource Management 1,307
Forestry 1,156
Fisheries Sciences 405
Natural Resources Conservation (Other) 100

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Nicholas A. Tonelli.

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